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Black-Eyed Pea Dip

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You’re gonna want to whip up some Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Dip for New Years, friends. It’s not only lucky, it’s super tasty, healthy, and loaded with fresh ingredients. You will NOT be disappointed!

Want more lucky in your life? Try this delicious and creamy Mexican Black-Eyed Pea Dip!

Overhead shot of a hand scooping black-eyed pea dip in a white bowl with a Tostito scoop.

Black-Eyed Peas for Luck

We’ve lived in Texas for over 25 years now. After the first couple of years of getting used to hearing “ya’ll” and “bless your heart”, we learned a new and very important tradition. Eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day brings good luck. I remember talking to friends at work and them being utterly shocked that I wasn’t whipping up a batch of black-eyed peas for the new year. But it’s a southern tradition so I had no clue. Now that Mike and I have lived here for almost half of our lives, I’m a believer.

We eat black-eyed peas EVERY new year. And you should too, starting NOW.

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Here’s the easy list of ingredients you’ll need.

  1. black-eyed peas
  2. mexi-corn
  3. roma tomatoes
  4. avocado
  5. red onion
  6. jalapeño peppers
  7. cilantro
  8. salt and pepper
  9. lime
  10. red wine vinegar

A few options to make the LUCKIEST dip in the new year:

  • Add even more black-eyed peas for even more luck!
  • Use green onion instead of red.
  • Include the jalapeño seeds and ribs for a BIG kick. (Beware of the spice!)
  • Using the lime juice will preserve the dip longer.
  • Instead of red wine vinegar, use balsamic.
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I’ve done a bit of reading on foods that bring luck in the new year. So it might be wise to add these ingredients to your grocery list as well.

  1. 12 grapes – eat them at midnight
  2. Ring-Shaped Foods – like donuts
  3. Pork – which we make a lot of!
  4. Pomegranate – smashed on the floor
  5. Cooked Greens – like collard greens, cabbage, or kale
  6. Lentils – because they resemble money (and I just made a lentil soup!)
  7. Cake – baked with a coin inside
  8. Fish/Seafood – on the menu for tomorrow at our house

Are you superstitious? Bless your heart. I am too.

Side shot of my hand scooping up some black-eyed pea dip, with the large white bowl in the background.

Making a New Year’s Spread? Try some Turkey Club Roll-Ups, these amazing Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers, or THE BEST Hummus!

Please let know if you try this recipe. Be sure to comment and leave a review on the blog so I can see what you think. You can also like my Facebook Page, follow me on Pinterest, and catch me on Instagram.

xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of a hand scooping black-eyed pea dip in a white bowl with a Tostito scoop.

Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Dip

You’re gonna want to whip up some Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Dip for New Years, friends. It’s not only lucky, it’s super tasty, healthy, and loaded with fresh ingredients. You will NOT be disappointed!
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black-eyed pea dip, healthy snacks, new years appetizer
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1 can Black-Eyed Peas – rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Mexicorn – drained
  • 5 large roma tomatoes – diced without seeds
  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers – diced and de-seeded (leave a few seeds for spice)
  • 1/4 cup red onion – diced finely
  • 1/4 cup cilantro – finely chopped
  • salt and pepper – to taste
  • 1 large avocado – chopped
  • 1 large lime – freshly squeezed over avocado
  • few shakes red wine vinegar
  • Tostitos (scoops)

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to large bowl. To prep the tomatoes, slice them in half and squeeze out the seeds and liquid, then dice. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a few shakes of red wine vinegar and the freshly squeezed lime juice. Taste and determine if you need more. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  • Serve with Tostito Scoops.

Notes

A few options to make the LUCKIEST dip in the new year:
  • Add even more black-eyed peas for even more luck!
  • Use green onion instead of red.
  • Include the jalapeño seeds and ribs for a BIG kick. (Beware of the spice!)
  • Using the lime juice will preserve the dip longer.
  • Instead of red wine vinegar, use balsamic.
  • This dip lasts up to two days in the refrigerator. It’s best on the first day.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.4mg

3 Comments

  1. That is a beautiful tart and a fantastic sounding recipe. looks awesome!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thank you Priya! I hope you try it. 🙂

  2. Even if it was not good luck, I would eat this! Love it! ?

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